The Soundtrack of 1985: Memorable Music Movie Moments

Image captured from the movie 'Back to the Future'

Music and Film have always gone hand in hand. One might even say ear and eye. From the silent film era when musicians would play along in sync with the movie on stage, to today’s day and age when the “Frozen” soundtrack was the second best selling album of 2014 (the first being Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’).

The 80’s had some memorable music movie moments. Because it’s 2015, and as humans we love round numbers, let’s travel back in time to 1985, 30 years ago, and look at 2 of these fine moments.

Back to the Future

In this legendary time travel flick, Marty Mcfly (played by Michael J. Fox) accidentally travels back in time to 1955, where he needs to make sure his teenager parents hook up, thus saving his own existence. While he’s there he happens to invent Rock ‘n’ Roll. Well, maybe not invent, but introduce. In this scene, Marty plays one of the most recognizable songs in music history, Johnny B. Goode (Released in 1958) which was written by who many believe is the true father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Mr. Chuck Berry.

- Johnny B. Goode

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Breakfast Club

Written and directed by John Hughes (Home Alone, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) this teen-movie deals with 5 very different high school students that meet in detention, on a Saturday(!). Scottish rock band Simple Minds provided this classic tune which was played during the opening and closing credits of the film.


Prior to Simple Minds, the song was offered to Billy Idol and Roxy Music‘s Bryan Ferry who refused it. It’s a powerful dance track with pretty melancholic lyrics. But like it’s title, one thing is for sure, it will not be forgotten.